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SuperTuxKart 1.0 Released For Open-Source Linux Racing

20. Duben 2019 - 22:53
SuperTuxKart, the open-source racing game inspired by Mario Kart and themed around Linux/Tux, has reached its 1.0 version after being in development the past 12+ years...

JITLink Lands In LLVM 9.0

20. Duben 2019 - 20:20
Being merged into the LLVM code-base this Saturday is JITLink, a just-in-time linker for parsing object files and letting their contents run in a target process...

Panfrost DRM Driver Being Added To Linux 5.2 For Midgard / Bifrost Graphics

20. Duben 2019 - 16:08
Not only is the longtime Lima DRM driver for Arm Mali 400/450 graphics set to finally premiere with the Linux 5.2 kernel, but the Panfrost DRM driver is also being mainlined for the newer Mali graphics hardware...

Linux 5.2 Is Introducing The Fieldbus Subsystem

20. Duben 2019 - 12:18
A new subsystem queued for introduction in the upcoming Linux 5.2 cycle is the Fieldbus Subsystem, which is initially being added to the staging area of the kernel...

NVIDIA 418.52.05 Linux Driver Brings Vulkan Ray-Tracing To Non-RTX GPUs

20. Duben 2019 - 11:56
As we've been expecting from NVIDIA's recent DXR ray-tracing support back-ported to Pascal/Volta GPUs, there's now a NVIDIA Linux driver beta that offers VK_NV_ray_tracing for pre-Turing graphics processors...

In 2019, Most Linux Distributions Still Aren't Restricting Dmesg Access

20. Duben 2019 - 11:37
Going back to the late Linux 2.6 kernel days has been the CONFIG_DMESG_RESTRICT (or for the past number of years, renamed to CONFIG_SECURITY_DMESG_RESTRICT) Kconfig option to restrict access to dmesg in the name of security and not allowing unprivileged users from accessing this system log. While it's been brought up from time to time, Linux distributions are still generally allowing any user access to dmesg even though it may contain information that could help bad actors exploit the system...

The PinePhone Linux Smartphone Dev Kit Can Run Wayland's Weston

20. Duben 2019 - 6:19
While on one side of the table is the Purism Librem 5 Linux smartphone on the high-price/high-end side, the Pine64 folks continue working on the PinePhone as a lower-end Linux smartphone. A new video now shows the PinePhone running on Linux 5.0 with Wayland's Weston...

Linux 5.1 Picking Up Keyboard Mappings For Full-Screen, Toggle Display Keys

20. Duben 2019 - 5:02
Coming as a late addition to the Linux 5.1 kernel are some long overdue keyboard key mappings for different functionality...

It's Time To Re-Vote Following The Botched 2019 X.Org Elections

20. Duben 2019 - 0:49
While there were the recent X.Org Foundation board elections, a do-over was needed as their new custom-written voting software wasn't properly recording votes... So here's now your reminder to re-vote in these X.Org elections...

AMDGPU Has Another Round Of Updates Ahead Of Linux 5.2

19. Duben 2019 - 17:40
Feature work on DRM-Next for the Linux 5.2 kernel cycle is winding down while today AMD has sent in what could be their last round of AMDGPU feature updates for this next kernel release...

Mesa's Vulkan Drivers See More Extension Work Ahead Of The 19.1 Branching

19. Duben 2019 - 13:49
Mesa 19.1 is due to be released at the end of May and for that to be the feature freeze is in two weeks followed by the weekly release candidates. With the feature development ending soon for this next quarterly Mesa release, the Radeon "RADV" and Intel "ANV" Vulkan driver developers in particular have been quite busy on their remaining feature work...

Qt 6 Might Drop Their Short-Lived Universal Windows Platform Support

19. Duben 2019 - 13:38
While the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is needed for targeting the Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens, and IoT, The Qt Company is thinking about gutting out their UWP support in the big Qt 6 tool-kit update...

FreeBSD Images Reworked With ZFS On Linux Code Up For Testing

19. Duben 2019 - 13:05
Last year FreeBSD developers decided to re-base their ZFS file-system code based on the "ZFS On Linux" port rather than the Illumos source tree where they originally had been acquiring the support for this BSD. There's now FreeBSD 12 and FreeBSD 13/Head images available for testing of this re-worked ZFS file-system support...

Haiku OS Picks Up An NVMe Storage Driver

19. Duben 2019 - 7:01
Back during the BeOS days of the 90's, NVM Express solid-state storage obviously wasn't a thing but the open-source Haiku OS inspired by it now has an NVMe driver...

VIRTIO 1.1 Released With 2D Graphics Support, Evdev Input Device

19. Duben 2019 - 5:27
The Virtual I/O Device standard has christened its VIRTIO 1.1 specification this month. This is the virtualization standard around network/storage/graphics/other-hardware in mind for cross-hypervisor compatibility...

Valve's Proton 4.2-3 Released With Wine-Mono Integration Plus DXVK 1.0.3, Updated FAudio

18. Duben 2019 - 21:22
Following last month's Proton 4.2 for Steam Play that is derived from Wine 4.2 with many patches applied, Proton 4.2-3 has been released for the latest Windows gaming on Linux experience ahead of any Easter weekend gaming time...

Running Intel MKL-DNN On 2 x Xeon Platinum 8280 CPUs With GCC 9 "Cascadelake" Tuning

18. Duben 2019 - 19:31
For those wondering about Intel's MKL-DNN "Math Kernel Library for Deep Neural Networks" performance on Cascade Lake, here are some reference benchmarks using the dual Xeon Platinum 8280 setup including when using the GCC 9 compiler for building this Intel open-source library and employing the "cascadelake" compiler tuning...

Ubuntu 19.10 To Be The Eoan ________

18. Duben 2019 - 18:38
With Ubuntu 19.04 out the door, it's time to kick off Ubuntu 19.10 as the next six-month installment of Ubuntu Linux and the last before Ubuntu 20.04 as the next LTS release...

Mozilla "WebThings" No Longer An Experiment

18. Duben 2019 - 17:01
Mozilla WebThings is what was formerly known as "Project Things" while serving as an experiment around a platform for IoT devices on the web...

KDE Applications 19.04 Released With Many Dolphin Improvements, Better KMail & Konsole

18. Duben 2019 - 16:37
KDE Applications 19.04 is now officially out as the first update of 2019 for this collection of prominent KDE desktop programs...